April is here, and for those who love to spend time at the drag strip challenging their reaction time, on a dirt strip hooked to a sled, or tied down on a roller dyno grunting for power, the diesel competition season is upon us.
Have you ever seen a turbodiesel pickup roll onto a dyno and put down 3,311 ft-lbs of torque? Yeah, right. Impossible. Au contraire, my friend. Shawn Baca did just that at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, which took place last month outside Indianapolis. How about an 8.63-second ¼-mile rip down the drag strip? No way!
This winter the call went out to diesel truck enthusiasts that there was going to be a showdown this spring. Like a battle of titans, or junkyard dogs, the invitation included adrenaline-pumping words like “No Rules” and “Anything Goes.” Diesel World magazine put out the word and invited the scrappiest fighters into the ring for